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BOOK - Bruce County's Black Pioneers
By Sylvia Hasbury
Published by Sylvia Hasbury, Kincardine, 2013

Softcover... 11.95 (C$)

Bruce County's Black Pioneers is a concise account of black settlement in Bruce County, Ontario. It provides the reader with a valuable understanding of the events that encouraged individuals and families to take on the challenges that came with carving out a new life in the wilderness of the backwoods. The author documents what she discovered during her persoanl research into the black pioneers who settled there, beginning in the early mid-1800s. She includes a helpful list of her sources as well as a list of physical repositories and online resources where researchers can find more information about thier families and the social history of Bruce County.

The book is filled with references to specific individuals and families including some white settlers with whom the black population interacted either socially or commercially.

Bruce County's Black Pioneers is an essential read for everyone who has an interest in the early settlement of Bruce County regardless of racial origin.

  • 40 pages
  • 5.5 X 8.5"
  • Softcover - folded and staple-bound
  • Maps (4)
  • Photographs (B"W)
  • Published by Sylvia Hasbury, Kincardine, 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-9920886-0-6

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